We had a nasty storm last week. Julie and I saw it coming on the radar on our iPads, and right as we turned on the news, the wind started going crazy and the power went out. We stood at our upstairs windows and watched a crazy amount of rain and wind come through, for almost 45 minutes. Normally the power goes out once or twice a year, and never for more than an hour. This time, it wasn’t back over two hours later, so we went to bed after surveying the small amount of water in the basement and making sure everything was OK. The next morning, the power *still* wasn’t back on, so we planned a day trip to Appleton to run some errands and so I could charge my laptop and phone in the car and get some work done. Right as we were about to leave, the power came back on and we were able to get the fridges, freezers, and air conditioning back up and running. Once we were certain everything was OK, we went for a walk around our neighborhood and realized the storm was a lot nastier than it seemed the night before. There were trees down everywhere, a number of which were just pushed over from the base. We got so much rain that it basically just turned the soil into slush and the tree roots didn’t have anything left to hold on to. Most of the trees have been takend down, but a couple of cemeteries in town have a lot of work left to get things cleaned up.